IT and Computing

University 1st and 2nd Year (Level 4 and 5)

 

£6500 per level or £7500 for two levels together

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IT and Computing

University 1st & 2nd Year

(Level 4 and 5)

£7500

IT and Computing

University 1st Year

(Level 4)

£6500

IT and Computing

University 2nd Year

(Level 5)

£6500

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Computing Diploma offered by GSA is definitely a course you should consider.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

Our online Level 4/5 IT and Computing Diploma course is a 240-credit course, it includes 10 modules and written assignments at each level. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to Top Up to a full Undergraduate Degree and go on to become an IT professional. While completing the course, students will have access to a variety of support services, including Tutor Support and Webinars, a Social Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

University top-up (Final Year)

If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus, costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at.

Northampton University

BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up
BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up

University of Derby

Undergraduate Top up to BA 

Edinburgh Napier University

BA in Business Management (Top-Up) 
BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up) 
BA in Sales Management (Top-Up)

Anglia Ruskin University

BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year)

BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up)

University of Worcester

BA (Hons) Business Administration Final Year Top up 

University of Sunderland – On Campus

BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 ) 

University of Bolton 

BA (Hons) Top-up, duration 2 semesters

University of Portsmouth

BA (Hons) Business

BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies

BA (Hons) Professional Studies

BSc (Hons) Professional Studies

BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management

University of Lincoln 

BA Top-up 

Buckinghamshire New University 

BA (Hons) Top-up

Coventry University 

BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, fee £9,560

Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Please inquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Undergraduate Top up to BA 

NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit www.slc.co.uk for more information.

Level 4 module listing

Introduction to computing
This module will explore the functions of computing systems and the basics of design, configuration and routine maintenance.

Introduction to programming
This module examines the basis of OOS and how programming fits into the broader aspects of usage of applications.

Introduction to databases
This module will enable understanding of database design and development and enable students to develop and design a database and explore solutions to meet client brief . Learners will learn how to design a database.

Requirements engineering
This module is concerned with the analysis of IT and computing needs to develop requirement specifications and develop and test prototypes.

Systems analysis and design
This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to organisation needs in respect of business processes and transformation of information.

E- Commerce applications
This module explores the role of e-commerce in the modern world and in particular the identification of aims and objectives within a business and the design issues arising from the definition of requirements.

Human computer interaction
This module will develop students understanding of principles and models of human computer interaction and evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype multimedia user interface.

IT and society
This module examines the impact of technology on society and explores trends and changes created. It will examine management issues and potential conflicts in terms of security and data management.

Information systems project management
This module explores elements of project management key to successful development and implementation of specific IT projects.

Management information systems
This module focuses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.

Level 5 module listing

Innovative technologies in computing
This module looks at innovative trends and disruptive advances taking place and examines the new generation of skills and knowledge that will be required to work successfully in the sector.

Computing research methods
This module will explore the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in this field and the qualitative and quantitative approaches required including use of literature and design of research proposals.

Software development methodologies
This module looks at the role of systems engineering in development of software and various models of data, software and processes using modelling approaches.

Computing project planning
Creating and managing projects has changed over the years with the development of sophisticated IT software, this module focuses on how being a project manager in the 80’s differs to being a project manager in today’s world.

Strategic management information systems
This module is concerned with developing an understanding of the strategic role of MIS within the organisation and how it impacts on the broader objectives and strategy of the business.

Ethical, legal and professional issues in IT
This module explores current issues in the IT sector and how these may impact on areas of security, confidentiality, privacy and the law.

Network design and management
This module explores the principles of networks and network design and implementation and support of network systems.

Web based development
This module will explore the design, deployment and management of virtualisation and explore its commercial and potential impact.

Cyber security
This module will enable an understanding of the importance of digital security to business, to understand industry standards of digital security and be able to recommend improvements in security.

Advanced databases
This module focuses on understanding database design and development includes advanced languages to analyse and query database data. Students will research database management and critically test and evaluate databases.

Written assignments

The Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

  1. Management information systems
  2. IT and society
  3. Computer systems and software
  4. Computer programming
  5. Relational database systems
  6. Software engineering
  7. Systems analysis and design
  8. E-commerce applications
  9. Human computer interactions
  10. Information systems theory

The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

  1. Ethical, legal and regulatory issues and professional responsibilities in IT
  2. Network design
  3. Web based development
  4. Database design and development
  5. Relational database systems
  6. Innovative technologies in computing
  7. Computer research methods
  8. Managing a computing project
  9. Software development methodologies
  10. Strategic management information systems

Examples of University Progression

Southampton Solent University

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Middlesex University

University of Lincoln

University of Derby

University of Portsmouth